Somerset County Health Department Promotes the Maryland Good Samaritan Law to Encourage Overdose Witnesses to Call 911
February 21, 2017

You won't be arrested. Call 911 to report an overdose!

WESTOVER, MD – February 21, 2017 – Most people don’t think twice about calling 911 when they see someone suffer a heart attack. Unfortunately the same is not true for all witnesses to a drug overdose. Many hesitate to call 911 for fear of getting in trouble with the law. What they don’t realize is they are actually protected by the law. In the state of Maryland, the Good Samaritan Law provides immunity from arrest or prosecution for people who summon help at the scene of an overdose. (more…)


Somerset County Health Department Partners with Local Law Enforcement to Promote National Take Back Day
April 27, 2016

WESTOVER, MD – April 27, 2016 – Many people don’t think to include the bathroom medicine cabinet to the spring household cleaning list.  That’s why so many unused and expired prescription pill bottles continue to fill space behind the cabinet door only to pose a risk for misuse or abuse in thousands of households across the nation. (more…)



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